2021-11-18 2021-12-23

Laborer or Pipelayer I/II (Depending upon Qualifications)

Joshua Basin Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Joshua Tree, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 76407
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Joshua Tree, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 76407
  • Organization Website

SUMMARY
Under immediate supervision, the Capital Improvement Replacement Program (CIRP) Laborer responsibilities include but are not limited to the installation of water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, meters, and valves; basic vehicle and equipment maintenance, various construction tasks, safety, and other duties related to the District’s CIRP.

LABORER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Daily job preparation including but not limited to potholing and preparation of equipment, parts, and material;

  • Assists with the installation or repair of water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, valves, and other water distribution appurtenances and facilities.

  • Operates at a beginner level, District heavy equipment and attachments, including tractor trailer unit(s), motor grader(s), water truck(s), rubber-tired loader(s), service truck(s), excavator(s), dump truck(s), dump bed(s), asphalt spreader(s)/paver(s), rubber-tired backhoe, and directional boring machine(s).

  • Assists with cleaning, maintaining, and making minor repairs to assigned equipment;

  • Provides input to the CIRP Crew Chief or Lead Pipelayer as required;

  • Assists in day to day District operations and maintenance as required including but not limited to leak repair, service installation, customer service, facility maintenance, and on-call duties;

  • Follows industry and District safety programs and protocols.

  • Attends seminars and training events commensurate to the CIRP’s functions; and

  • Assists in day to day District operations and maintenance as required including but not limited to leak repair, service installation, customer service, facility maintenance, and on-call duties;

  • Responds to call-outs after hours, weekends, and holidays; and

  • Performs other duties related to the classification as assigned.

PIPELAYER I SUMMARY
Under general supervision, the Capital Improvement Replacement Program (CIRP) Pipelayer I responsibilities include but are not limited to the installation of water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, meters, and valves; basic vehicle and equipment maintenance, various construction tasks, safety and other duties related to the District’s CIRP.

PIPELAYER I ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Daily job preparation including but not limited to potholing and preparation of equipment, parts, and material;

  • Installs or repairs water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, valves, and other water distribution appurtenances and facilities;

  • Operates District heavy equipment and attachments, including tractor-trailer unit(s), motor grader(s), water truck(s), rubber-tired loader(s), service truck(s), excavator(s), dump truck(s), dump bed(s), asphalt spreader(s)/paver(s), rubber-tired backhoe, and directional boring machine(s).

  • Assists with excavation for CIRP related projects, water meter installation, and other excavations as assigned and assists with ensuring all underground utilities are located before excavating;

  • Drives vehicles to job sites that require a Class A License, at times towing heavy equipment on trailers;

  • Assists with cleaning, maintaining, and making minor repairs to assigned equipment;

  • Provides input to the CIRP Crew Chief or Lead Pipelayer as required;

  • Assists in day to day District operations and maintenance as required including but not limited to leak repair, service installation, customer service, facility maintenance, and on-call duties;

  • Reads and interprets blueprints and plans;

  • Provides training in daily job functions to other CIRP crew members.

  • Ensures industry and District safety programs and protocols are followed

  • Attends seminars and training events commensurate to the CIRP’s functions;

  • Assists in day to day District operations and maintenance as required including but not limited to leak repair, service installation, customer service, facility maintenance, and on-call duties;

  • Responds to call-outs after hours, weekends, and holidays; and

  • Performs other duties related to the classification as assigned.

PIPELAYER II SUMMARY
Under general supervision, the Capital Improvement Replacement Program (CIRP) Pipelayer II responsibilities include overseeing the replacement of District infrastructure, including but not limited to water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, meters and valves; the operation of heavy equipment; basic vehicle and equipment maintenance, various construction tasks; safety and other duties related to the District’s CIRP.

PIPELAYER II ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Daily job preparation including but not limited to the notification of Dig-Alert, survey, potholing, and preparation of equipment, parts, and material;

  • Installs or repairs water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, valves, and other water distribution appurtenances and facilities.

  • Operates expertly all of the District's heavy equipment and attachments, including tractor-trailer unit(s), motor grader(s), water truck(s), rubber-tired loader(s), service truck(s), excavator(s), dump truck(s), dump bed(s), asphalt spreader(s)/paver(s), rubber-tired backhoe, and directional boring machine(s);

  • Assists with excavation for CIRP related projects, water meter installation, and other excavations as assigned and ensures all underground utilities are located before excavating;

  • Drives vehicles to job sites that require a Class A License, at times towing heavy equipment on trailers;

  • Cleans, maintains, and makes minor repairs to assigned equipment;

  • Provides input to the CIRP Lead / Equipment Operator as required;

  • Assists with ordering equipment, parts, and materials related to CIRP functions;

  • Assists in day to day District operations and maintenance as required including but not limited to leak repair, service installation, customer service, facility maintenance, and on-call duties;

  • Reads and interprets blueprints and plans;

  • Provides training in daily job functions to other CIRP crew members.

  • Ensures industry and District safety programs and protocols are followed;

  • Attends seminars and training events commensurate to the CIRP’s functions;

  • Assists in day to day District operations and maintenance as required including but not limited to leak repair, service installation, customer service, facility maintenance, and on-call duties;

  • Responds to call-outs after hours, weekends, and holidays; and

  • Performs other duties related to the classification as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: Subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), possess the ability to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects greater than 100 lbs. on a regular basis. Ability to bend, twist, turn, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb routinely, as well as perform repetitive motion tasks on a regular basis. Ability to stand and walk for extended time periods, often on uneven terrain. Ability to sit for extended time periods and use office equipment such as computer terminals, copy and fax machines on a regular basis. Requires normal range hearing and vision.

Work Environment:

Outside: Duties of this position require regular work in an outdoor environment that may experience extremes in weather and temperature conditions, work and traverse on uneven ground while carrying equipment.

Driving: Duties require the operation of District vehicles on a regular basis and may operate heavy to light equipment on a periodic basis.

Inside: The administrative duties of this position are primarily conducted indoors, in an office or shop setting.

Fumes/Gases: Duties of this position require work in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, fumes, and vapors.

Noise/Vibration: Noise levels expected in an outdoors or shop setting from machinery or heavy equipment are expected. Noise levels expected of an office or indoor setting are also expected.

Equipment Use: Light to heavy equipment, vehicles, jackhammers, hand tools, power tools, telephone, mobile phone, mobile tablet, 2-way radios, and basic office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and fax machines.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new skills and information; communicate orally with District staff in face-to-face, one-to-one, and group settings; and interact with District managers, staff, officials of other governmental agencies, community and professional groups, staff and other organizations.

Safety: Follows proper safety practices at all times. Ensures compliance with the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

Travel: Regular travel to District sites and construction areas, attends workshops, meetings, and seminars as required.

Other: Position subject to extended work hours as needed, and to work regular standby on a rotating basis. Other Information: This is a capitally funded position.

The following are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. Any combination of education and experience which would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.

LABORER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:
One (1) year of construction laborer experience is preferred.

Education and/or Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Continued education units are required to maintain certifications and are the responsibility of the employee with support from the District;

  • Trench shoring, confined space, and other hazardous condition training will be provided by the District but must be attended by the employee; and

  • Must obtain and maintain competent person status. Training will be provided by the District.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

  • California Class “A” Commercial Drivers License (requires minimum Class “C” until Class “A” is obtained); and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade I or higher Water Distribution Operator Certificate.

  • Other Requirements: This is a safety sensitive and Federally regulated DOT position subject to the District's Drug Prevention and Employee Testing Program which is conducted in accordance with Title 49 CFR Part 40.

PIPELAYER I MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:
Two (2) years of progressive responsibility in the field of underground infrastructure construction preferred.

Education and/or Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Continued education units are required to maintain certifications and are the responsibility of the employee with support from the District;

  • Trench shoring, confined space, and other hazardous condition training will be provided by the District but must be attended by the employee; and

  • Must obtain and maintain competent person status. Training will be provided by the District.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration:
California Class “A” Commercial Drivers License (requires minimum Class “C” until Class “A” is obtained); State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade I or higher Water Distribution Operator Certificate.

Other Requirements: This is a safety sensitive and Federally regulated DOT position subject to the District's Drug Prevention and Employee Testing Program which is conducted in accordance with Title 49 CFR Part 40.

PIPELAYER II MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of heavy equipment operation; and

  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressive responsibility in the field of water distribution or public/private sector underground infrastructure construction.

  • Experience in providing direction to a construction crew is preferred.

Education and/or Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Continued education units are required to maintain certifications and are the responsibility of the employee with support from the District;

  • Trench shoring, confined space, and other hazardous condition training will be provided by the District and must be attended by the employee; and

  • Must obtain and maintain competent person status. Training will be provided by the District

Certificates, Licenses, Registration:
California Class “A” Commercial Drivers License (requires minimum Class “C” until Class “A” is obtained); and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade II or higher Water Distribution Operator Certificate.

Other Requirements: This is a safety sensitive and Federally regulated DOT position subject to the District's Drug Prevention and Employee Testing Program which is conducted in accordance with Title 49 CFR Part 40.

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